Profitable Ideas: The Boring Way to Build Wealth, Great Advice for Young Investors, and More

Weekly roundup of some of the best personal finance articles from around the web.

Bored, lonely, and confused: why it’s okay to feel lousy while investing (Morningstar). Despite recent appearances, Wall Street isn’t a casino and true investing isn’t gambling.

How the stock market works (A Wealth of Common Sense). In an investing world that has seemingly gone made, here are some fundamentals that all investors should understand.

Why everyone should adopt these 3 minimalist principles (Abundant Life With Less). Good ideas for anyone in pursuit of a “less is more” type of life.

Superstar cities are in trouble (The Atlantic). The pandemic has opened people’s eyes to the big wide world out there. I confess that I’ve done a fair bit of Zillow tourism myself over the past year.

The single best piece of advice for young investors (Retirement Field Guide). I’m not sure it’s “the single best piece of advice,” but I like it — a lot.

21 tiny changes you can make in your home to make life simpler in 2021 (Hack Life). There’s bound to be an idea or two on this list that you’ll find helpful.

FAFSA application changes are coming — what they mean for middle- and high-income families (Kiplinger). What parents of college-bound kids need to know.

Stimulus checks: there’s a new round of scams, too. Here’s how to avoid them (USA Today). Anytime money’s getting passed around, there are bound to be some bad actors. Here’s what to watch out for.

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